Three Key Steps to Take When You’ve Suffered an Injury

Injuries are unfortunate, but sadly not uncommon. They can happen in your home, on the sports field, at work, in your vehicle, or when you're out and about running errands for your family. When many injuries aren't severe and take only a few days to recover from, the most severe injuries can leave you out of action for several weeks, sometimes months, and can have a severe impact on your life. It's these latter cases that this article explores, outlining the three main ways to respond to such an injury.

Assess the Damage

First up is the most crucial step – and this one's not optional. If you suspect that your personal injury is severe, you're going to need to seek medical attention immediately. That's because some injuries can become life-threatening if they're not dealt with as soon as possible, while others can get significantly worse if left for a day or two.

When you do visit the doctor, give them a complete run-down of what happened to you, and show them where you were hurt and what injured you. The doctor will examine you for all possible injuries and will prepare a recovery plan for you to follow. Whether you have a broken limb, internal injuries, or smaller cosmetic damage, you'll be taken care of by a qualified doctor in the fall-out from your accident.

Adjust Your Lifestyle

When your injury is severe, you're likely looking at weeks and months, not days, for your recovery time. This kind of period is likely to impact your lifestyle severely, preventing you from going to work, going to the gym, or running errands – especially if you're prescribed bed rest, or it's too painful to leave the house alone.

It's in these cases that serious injuries can have severe effects on your overall wellbeing, resulting in knock-on effects like poor health, illness, mental decline, and relationship difficulties. It's essential to be aware of your situation and the coming change to your lifestyle as soon as possible. That way, you can prepare for the worst, ensuring you're ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Talk to Lawyers

There is a high degree of certainty that another individual or organization could be liable for your accident and injury. If they're found negligent, they'll be asked to pay cash to cover all the damages that you suffered as a result of your injury, including the pain and suffering that it's caused you and the lifestyle impact it's had.

To investigate this possibility, you're going to need to find the right personal injury lawyers to represent you. Schwartzapfel Lawyers will fight for you every step of the way to secure the best possible reimbursement for your injuries – and will only ask for money if they win you the case. As such, it's a win-win to get in touch with personal injury lawyers to map out your recovery as soon as possible.

After sustaining an injury, these three steps are of vital importance to help you recover and get back to your old way of life as soon as possible.

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.


Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.

I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!

- The Armchair Psychologist

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